In 1769 this was Ti-Wan, or Tiguan, a small village of Indians. In 1822 the name was changed to Rancho Tia Juana (Ranch of aunt Tia). In 1848 the name was shortened to Tia Juana. Later in the late 1800’s the name was shortened to Tijuana.
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Tijuana's Friendship Arch Monument to Cuauhtémoc Map of Tijuana
1902 Cathedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. with its central chandelier.
Jai-Alai Place on Calle 8 and Revolición.
La Playa and the border fence. Recent improvements are an county park on the north, and improved public facilities on the Mexico side.
1854 Monument to mark the farthest point inside Mexico from Mexico City. It was originally placed at the border crossing. In 1892, a flood washed this marble obelisk down the Tijuana River. It was luckily found, and installed at this location, on higher ground.
At this small outdoor food stand, they have fresh, fish tacos. Many fish tacos in Mexico, and San Diego taste like re-heated microwave food
Plaza Monumental. The only bulling in the world built by the sea.
Photos taken November 23, 2004